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Day 1: Facts and figures do not lie

Posted on 25 November 2000
 

Facts and figures do not lie

First the bad news ~ at least one woman in every three has been abused in her lifetime, in Asia and elsewhere, reported The Sun on 25/09/00. Based on a World Health Organisation report, interpersonal violence was the 10th leading cause of death for women 15 - 44 years of age in 1998.

Recent statistics by the Police show that between January - September 2000, there were 2136 reported cases of domestic violence, 926 reported cases of rape and 930 cases of outrage of modesty. A total of 3992 cases of VAW over a period of 9 months, which would average to 443 cases per month, or about 15 cases per day!

STATISTICS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES
(VICTIMS ARE FEMALE)
FOR THE YEARS 1997,1998,1999 AND 2000 (JAN-SEPT)

CONTINGENT 1997 1998 1999 2000
(JAN-SEPT)
PERLIS 45 57 46 29
KEDAH 193 284 212 118
P/PINANG 652 656 385 251
PERAK 394 245 154 170
SELANGOR 1327 1488 687 516
K/LUMPUR 1060 917 306 146
N/SEMBILAN 300 374 425 224
MELAKA 115 138 129 59
JOHOR 2271 349 355 230
PAHANG 230 202 181 88
TERENGGANU 104 83 30 12
KELANTAN 93 141 102 24
SABAH 183 225 124 75
SARAWAK 312 477 366 194
TOTAL 7279 5636 3502 2136

BREAKDOWN OF RAPE CASES
FOR THE YEARS 1997,1998,1999 AND 2000 (JAN-SEPT)

CONTINGENT 1997 1998 1999 2000
(JAN-SEPT)
PERLIS 7 8 14 8
KEDAH 117 115 129 81
P/PINANG 60 71 75 48
PERAK 121 119 146 74
SELANGOR 218 251 224 164
K/LUMPUR 82 104 70 49
N/SEMBILAN 59 83 81 45
MELAKA 56 51 46 36
JOHOR 178 175 229 143
PAHANG 86 126 93 61
TERENGGANU 72 69 75 34
KELANTAN 74 59 35 35
SABAH 102 159 146 78
SARAWAK 91 99 106 70
TOTAL 1323 1489 1469 926

 

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